Cara Gallucci, a lawyer at d’Oliveira & Associates, successfully obtained Social Security benefits for a man who was injured while working when he fell off a high platform. As a result, he suffered a serious back injury and could no longer work. He attempted to file for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits on his own but was unsuccessful after two attempts. He then contacted an experienced MA Social Security Lawyer for help. Attorney Cara Gallucci was able to help obtain social security benefits for him. The man received over $20,000 in past due SSD benefits and future SSD payments of nearly $2,000 per month. In addition, the man also received over $8,000 in past due Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and nearly $500 per month for future SSI payments.
Attorney Cara Gallucci said, “This client had worked very hard for many years, and unfortunately, after his fall, he was never able to endure the long workdays of his past. He developed a number of issues which prevented his return to full time employment and I was very happy to see that he was approved after the hearing before the Administrative Law Judge.”
Successfully filing and obtaining benefits for SSD and SSI can be difficult and time consuming. In this case, the man attempted to file for benefits on his own and was rejected twice. This took nearly two years and he was still not receiving any disability benefits. During this time, the man could not work and had expenses piling up. Fortunately, he contacted a social security lawyer that was able to successfully work on his behalf.
If you or someone you know has been unable to work due to a disability and are seeking Social Security benefits, contact one of our experienced Massachusetts Social Security lawyers at d’Oliveira & Associates. You may be entitled to collect past and future benefits. No fees are received unless you receive your benefits. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call us toll free at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out our contact form online.